Friday, February 11, 2005
Case Histories by Kate Atkinson
I had read Atkinson's first novel a summer or two ago and really enjoyed reading a contemporary British novel with all of the vernacular. I looked forward to this one because it had been getting such favorable reviews. It reads almost like a detective story - three separate cases presented in the first three chapters with unrelated characters - so you have to keep track of each separate story line until they all come together through the private investigator who handles all of the cases. I enjoyed the mystery, which kept me interested until the very end.